Pride in turning twenty
THE TIDINGS reports ...
This winter, the Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics (MLGC) will celebrate 20 years of ministering to homosexual Catholics and their families in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles ...What is meant by "ministering to homosexual Catholics" is not readily clear. There is so much to unpack for you from this article, but alas, I haven't the time just now. Suffice it to say that:
- MLGC was founded by Cardinal Roger Mahony and Father Peter Liuzzi. Liuzzi is a former chaplain for DIGNITY (website), according to the National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries (NACDLGM, scroll down and look for Liuzzi) .
- The director or coordinator of MLGC (according to the TIDINGS piece) is Fran Ruth, an avowed homosexual who is on staff at St. Genevieve High School in Panorama City.
- The chaplain is none other than Father Ponnet.
- And while the article does not acknowledge that former seminarian Dr. Bill Mochon co-directs MLGC with Ruth, it does mention in the subscript of their joint photo that he is a deacon candidate for the Archdiocese. What we are not told is THIS (scroll down).
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